A term that kept coming up in my research on modern governments was “Hegelian Dialectic.” I spent some time studying it to understand not only what it was, but how it is being used by the ruling class to manipulate the public into fulfilling a pre-determined agenda.
First described by Enlightenment German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, the Hegelian Dialectic is a mechanism to arrive at a final truth or conclusion.
To Hegel, the two conflicting ideas are reconciled to form a new proposition.
Therefore, Hegelianism can be summed up as “the rational alone is real”, which means that all reality is capable of being expressed in rational categories.
He created this debate between the character of Socrates, on one side, and some person such as Thrasymachus or group of people to whom Socrates was talking on the other side.
Thesis And Its Antithesis Leading To A Synthesis Components Of Creativity And Critical Thinking
Socrates’ interlocutors propose definitions of philosophical concepts or express views that Socrates then challenges or opposes.
Thesis: British and French power hegemony after World War 1 Anti-thesis: Hitler Synthesis: USA hegemony Thesis: Traditional conservatism Anti-thesis: Marxism Synthesis: Globalism Thesis: USA government losing domestic power Anti-thesis: 9/11 Synthesis: Patriot act, NSA spying Thesis: Feminism Anti-thesis: PUA, MRA, neomasculinity Synthesis: ?
Hegel proposed his dialectic as a natural way of arriving at the truth, but had in mind that the nation itself was the vehicle to create new syntheses.
That result will develop an opposing force of its own and the ensuing battle yields another result.
The objective reality we have right now has incorporated within it all previous “battles” of thesis and antithesis since the beginning of time, meaning that—according to the theory—we are living in a progressive arc to absolute truth and world perfection.